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Poster: snori Date: Dec 23, 2010 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Timeless albums

Having listened to Crosby's 'If only I could remember my name' again as a result of the recent David Crosby post I've been thinking about which albums (or CD re-releases)that qualify as 'Timeless'. As in they don't sound dated or you could imagine they had been released recently. A couple that occur to me would be 'Electric Music for Mind and Body' and 'Forever Changes'. I'm sure there are others, any thoughts ?

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Poster: Uncle_John Date: Dec 23, 2010 10:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums

Some albums that continue to pull me in and offer something new after listening repeatedly for 20 years or more:

Beatles – Rubber Soul through Abbey Road
Neil Young – Neil Young through Rust
GD – Live/Dead through Blues for Allah, plus Reckoning
David Bromberg – all, but especially Demon in Disguise, My Own House
John Hartford – Aereoplain
The Band, et.al. – The Last Waltz
Dire Straits – Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms
Emmylou Harris – Pieces of the Sky
Michelle Shocked – Short, Sharp, Shocked
Tony Rice – Native American
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Jimmy Cliff, et.al – The Harder They Come
ABB – Eat a Peach
Fleetwood Mac – Then Play On
Suzanne Vega – Suzanne Vega
Little Feat – Waiting for Columbus
Paul Simon – Hearts and Bones, Graceland
Vassar Clements, et.al. – Hillbilly Jazz
John Prine – especially John Prine, Bruised Orange

Listed roughly in most-recently-played order.

- John

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Poster: davebigdaddy Date: Dec 24, 2010 4:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums

Iwould like to nominate Bitches Brew

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Poster: utopian Date: Dec 24, 2010 10:12am
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How about the live Jimmy cliff album?
A classic for sure

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Dec 23, 2010 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums

hawkwind - space ritual
hawkwind - doremi fasol latido
and most of the other hw albums
for hawkwind music the time factor is totally irrelevant, despite the constant line-up changes. true timelessness

classics that stood well>great the test of time:
live dead
qms - happy trails
abb - fillmore east
abb - eat a peach
black sabbath - 1
black sabbath - tyr
led zeppelin - zoso (4)
ufo - live 72
hendrix - electric ladyland
rory gallagher - everything ever recorded
motorhead - almost everything
deep purple - perfect strangers
rainbow - rising

used to be favourites, that i cant bring myself to listen to anymore:
..baxters, crown of creation, forever changes, electric music.., soft machine 1, 2, mars hotel, ect.....

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Poster: craven714 Date: Dec 23, 2010 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: Dec 23, 2010 3:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums

So many awesome ones listed that I shall repeat before I add one I haven't seen...

Moondance
Tea for the Tillerman
Court and Spark
Who's Next
Highway 61 Revisted
Hot Rats
Stand Up - JJ Cale
Music for Native Americans - Robbie Robertson
Layla
Then Play On - Fleetwood Mac
Live At Fillmore East - ABB
Savoy Brown - Raw Sienna
Quah - Jorman

Missing thousands great ones of course.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 23, 2010 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums

I like most of what others have posted. Plus...

Most Phish Albums(never cared much for Lawnboy)
Bob Marley Albums(Name a bad one/timeless?)

Now some actual albums, not catalogues...

Waylon Live - Waylon Jennings
London Calling - The Clash
Harvest - Neil Young
By The Light of the Moon - Los Lobos(timeless!)
Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
Blues Traveler - Blues Traveler
Live from Montreux - Miles Davis & Quincy Jones
Live at Leeds - The Who
Old Crow Medicine Show - Old Crow Medicine Show







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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Dec 23, 2010 8:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums

others not mentioned
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Miles Davis A Tribute to Jack Johnson & Bitches Brew
Herbie Hancock Thrust or Headhunters
BLUES FOR ALLAH
Jeff Beck Blow by Blow
Coltrane A Love Supreme
Lynard Skynard pick one
Return to Forever Romantic Warrior
JOES GARAGE
Stevie Wonder Innervisions
JAMES BROWN
Neville Brothers Fiyo on the Bayou
Inxs Kick
Eagles Hotel Calafornia
Supersession
Neil Young Live Rust
Rush 2112
Queen A Night at the Opera
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
Roy Ayers Everybody loves the Sunshine
WAR LIVE
Talking Heads
Steely Dan I'll Pick Aja
Clapton Slowhand
I GIVE UP

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Poster: utopian Date: Dec 24, 2010 12:14pm
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Blues travelers first album is amazing, I have to go find it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 23, 2010 8:25am
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I don't know about timeless, or could've been released yesterday, esp considering what I heard yesterday (radio). And I think it takes 10-20 yrs to make the assessment.

And, biases, and you all know mine, show thru no matter what (my era; my "first/second albums are best"; etc, etc).

But here's a few I consider noteworthy:

Who's Next
Deja Vu
EBKTINowhere
LZepI
SurPillow
AmBeaut
NashSkyline
SunsSuperman (I think that's the name)
PiperGoD

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Poster: snori Date: Dec 23, 2010 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums

I almost included 'Disraeli Gears' in my list so I'm surprised it's not in yours. And you know my opinion of Donovan (even if he did buy his kids clothes in a shop my mother worked in). 'Piper' is a good call - Lucifer Sam is wonderful though I don't think I've ever heard a live version.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 23, 2010 9:25am
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had to leave it for someone, so thx.

and knew Rob would show with a good one.

NOTE to Rob: as one that literally grew up with them, GWogs and all, we have to do better than Cosmos, unless that really is your fav...I'd pick Bayou, personally. Second one? Had em all, but can't recall names...played at local HSs, heard them as a real kid (<10 yrs) before they were big...

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Poster: utopian Date: Dec 24, 2010 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums. Tell?

hey wt

Have you ever watched the YouTube clip of Clapton and winwood doing can't find my way home from msg?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 24, 2010 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums. Tell?

Yup; and I SAW them do it too!

Of course, if I hadn't been purposefully avoiding all things CREAM, I would've put BldFaith down as a timeless album!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 23, 2010 9:31am
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Caught me out in a senior moment, old friend. Bayou Country, Willy and the Poor Boys, and Green River are all way better than Cosmo as you so rightly say. Don't know what I was thinking. If I'm allowed to amend - I'll delete Cosmo and replace with Willy.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 23, 2010 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums

"Who's Next" for sure!!! That album was so far ahead of its time that sonically it still really sticks out when compared to other rock albums released during the same period. Plus, when you listen to what the Who had released up until that point, it sounds like it was recorded by a different band (and that's no knock against Tommy, Sell Out, etc). Even more amazing when you consider it was basically a salvage job from the aborted Lifehouse project.

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you and yours, Tell!

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Poster: drspark61 Date: Dec 23, 2010 11:30am
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A classic, for sure. The Moog synth parts on that album sound very dated by today's standards, but it's a testament to Pete's songwriting and arranging skills that the synth parts still add to, and don't detract from, the music.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Dec 24, 2010 9:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Timeless albums

Who's Next---The Who
Pet Sounds--Beach Boys
Abraxas--Santana
Rock of Ages-- The Band
Blood on the Tracks--Dylan
Morrison Hotel ---The Doors
DE ja Vu ----CSN
Fresh Cream--- Cream
DarksoftMoon--Pink floyd
Stickey Fingers---Rolling Stonesa
Texas Flood---Stevie Ray Vaughn
Talking Book -- Stevie Wonder

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 23, 2010 6:48pm
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Likewise, sb!

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Poster: vapors Date: Dec 23, 2010 8:37am
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You mention David Crosby and two of my favorites come right to mind.
Crosby / Nash “Wind On The Water” and it’s companion “Whistling Down The Wire”. Beautiful and timeless.

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Poster: utopian Date: Dec 23, 2010 11:37am
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U2-unforgettable fire
JJ Cale- naturally
Clapton- crossroads 'the jams' disc
Janes addiction- nothing shocking
Beatles- sgt pepper
Led zep- houses of the holy
Pink Floyd- wish you were here
Lenny kravitz- mama said
Robbie Robertson- solo album
Smashing pumpkins- Siamese dream
Black sabbath- paranoid
Fleetwood mac- rumors
Bob Dylan-desire
Sublime-40 oz
Van halen-1984
Aretha- box set disc 2
Little feat- waiting for Columbus

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 23, 2010 12:55pm
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Cheech and Chong-Big Bambu

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Dec 23, 2010 8:02am
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Moondance; Wish You Were Here; Blood on the Tracks ... also Bob's Oh Mercy, for sure, and probably Time Out Of Mind, too, but I haven't heard it in a while.

The Cat's Tea for the Tillerman; Joni's Court & Spark and Hejira.

and PS I totally agree with you about IICORMN - that's a gorgeous album.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Dec 23, 2010 2:54pm
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a few old favs....
Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond
Morrison Hotel
Steve Miller - Rock Love
Manassas
Savoy Brown - Street Corner Talkin'
Live/Dead
Poco - Poco

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 23, 2010 11:24am
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How do describe timeless? Just checking the parameters. I totally agree about Crosby's disc. I listen to it once a month whether I need to or not.

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Poster: truckin52073 Date: Dec 23, 2010 12:00pm
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Just my two cents on timeless. I think it's those albums that still sound good to you 15-20 years later. Some things simply hold up better than others. For example, Guns n' Roses sometimes gets lumped into the whole hair metal thing and I'll admit that was my thing when I was 15, most of it sounds dated to me now. But, over the course of the last 20 years I can still put on Appetite for Destruction, Lies, Use Your Illusion and they still sound good. I also think timeless includes the albums that you can listen to all the way through. Just my opinion, I could be wrong.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 23, 2010 1:18pm
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Sounds good to me, but I can look back a lot farther than that since I'm so old. Does that make a disc even more timeless? :)

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Dec 23, 2010 9:27pm
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I'd like to throw a couple more in:

Los Lobos -Kiko
Johnny Cash- When the Man Comes Around

If you don't know these, give'em a listen

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Poster: advokat Date: Dec 23, 2010 9:58pm
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Ones I return to quite often that I don't see mentioned:

Remain in Light - Talking Heads
Hot Rats - Zappa
London Calling - The Clash (although I listen to Sandinista and the extended Black Market Clash much, much more)
Mezzanine - Massive Attack
Marquee Moon - Television
Horses - THE Patti Smith Group
It's Your World - Gil-Scott Heron & Brian Jackson
Doolittle - Pixies
Loaded - Velvet Underground
Big Star - #1 Record
Strangers Almanac - Whiskeytown
Let it Be - The Replacements
Sound Affects - The Jam
Mystery Road - drivin n cryin (because I was there ...)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 23, 2010 8:30am
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Cutting off in 1971 when If Only... was released so the list doesn't get too long and tedious here are a few that still sound as fresh to me now as when I first heard them:

Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
The Beatles: Rubber Soul (1965)
The Beatles: Revolver (1966)
The Velvet Underground (1967)
The Byrds: Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968)
The Band (1969)
Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline (1969)
Frank Zappa: Hot Rats (1969)
Crosby, Stills and Nash (1969)
Jethro Tull: Stand Up (1969)
Neil Young: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)
Fairport Convention: Liege and Leif (1969)
Fairport Convention: Full House (1970)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo's Factory (1970)
Santana: Abraxas (1970)
Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
Stephen Stills (1970)
Randy Newman: 12 Songs (1970)
Van Morrison: Moondance (1970)
Leo Kottke: 6 and 12 String Guitar (1971)
Alan Stivell: A' L'Olympia (1971)
Todd Rundgren: Runt - The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (1971)


But Forever Changes just sounds horribly dated to me!

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Poster: CPettingill Date: Dec 23, 2010 9:24am
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Three albums that go everywhere in my travels.

Stevie Ray-Couldn't Stand the Weather
Little Feat-Waiting for Columbus
Led Zep-Physical Graffiti

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Dec 23, 2010 11:16am
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Exile on Main Street
Beggar's Banquet
American Beauty
Rising Sons - Taj Majal and Ry Cooder
Rubber Soul
Faces-Good Boys while they are sleepin
Two From the Vault
Presence
Physical Graffiti
Machine Head
Eat a Peach
The Fillmore East
All Things Must Pass
Never Mind The Bullocks(I know my own taste here)
Music from Big Pink
Highway 61
I will add Disraeli Gears
Ziggy Stardust
Layla and other
Wish you Were Here
Animals
Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
Sweat n Soul Anthology (Sam and Dave)
Who's Next
Blind Faith
Welcome to the Canteen (Traffic)

There is so many more that I would not have the time to finish!

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 24, 2010 6:41am
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the farm band>>>http://phrockblog3.blogspot.com/2010/05/farm-band-farm-band-1972-us-very-good.html . boston's 1st album is timeless

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Dec 24, 2010 6:48am
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I would like to add the Black Crowes to this list:

Shake your Money Maker
Southern Harmony
Warpaint
Before the Frost

I think they are the best rock n roll band out there now, although they are on hiatus. seen them over 15 times and never saw a bad show. the addition of Luthur Dickinson has take them to another level

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Poster: advokat Date: Dec 24, 2010 5:46pm
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Can't you just play your Faces' albums and get the original blueprint?

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Dec 24, 2010 4:38pm
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The Black Crowes W/Dickinson = timeless? Even if it is only a few years? I agree. can't wait for the new NMAS to come out they are one of my favorite bands to see live.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Dec 23, 2010 1:00pm
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Milli Vanilli's ultimate & greatest platinum hits Vol. 1

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Poster: snori Date: Dec 23, 2010 1:04pm
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We have a winner !

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Poster: craven714 Date: Dec 23, 2010 1:08pm
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"girl (boy) you know it's true"